• Posted by Maddy Daley 11 Nov





Frank Konkel, Patrick Tucker, Kevin Baron, Eric Katz, and Ben Watson win in the categories of Best Single Article, Best Article Series, and Best Podcast in the 2019 Eddie & Ozzie Awards. 


Washington, D.C. (November 11, 2019) – On Wednesday, October 30, Folio Magazine announced that Government Executive Media Group (GEMG) had taken home top honors  in three categories of the 2019 Eddie & Ozzie Awards, winning in every category where GEMG had entered a submission. The Eddie & Ozzie Awards, hosted annually for 25 years by Folio Magazine, recognize excellence in uncompromising journalism and impressive design across all sectors of the publishing industry. Roughly 400 winners were selected for the awards from a pool of over 2,500 submissions to 33 categories including breaking news coverage, critical analysis, and investigative reporting. 


In the 2019 awards, GEMG’s Defense One was co-winner in the Best Podcast category for Defense One Radio produced by Ben Watson. Nextgov’s Frank Konkel and Defense One’s Patrick Tucker and Kevin Baron won in the category of Best Single Article for “Someone Is Waging a Secret War to Undermine the Pentagon’s Huge Cloud Contract,” a groundbreaking story on behind-the-scenes battle over a multi-billion-dollar Pentagon clooud computing contract. Finally, Government Executive’s Eric Katz won in the category of Best Series of Articles for his series on the crackdown on the southern border.   


“These awards highlight the breadth, depth and quality of the work our journalists produce on a daily basis,” said Government Executive Media Group Editor in Chief Tom Shoop. “The work they honor covers a wide range of reporting pursuits: doggedly following a developing story over many months, using a team-based approach to in-depth investigative reporting, and adopting the podcast medium to tell stories in a new and different way.”


This is the fourth consecutive year that Government Executive Media Group has won top honors in the Folio awards. Previous winners include Defense One’s Ben Watson in 2018 for Best Single Article for “The War In Yemen and the Making of a Chaos State”, Route Fifty in 2017 for Best B-to-B Website, and Defense One in 2016 for Best B-to-B Website.. 


For a complete list of winners for the 2019 awards, please visit: https://www.foliomag.com/go/2019-eddie-and-ozzie-awards/



About Government Executive Media Group:

Government Executive Media Group (GEMG), Atlantic Media’s business to government publisher, is dedicated to providing federal, state, and local government leaders with trusted and useful insights and best practices to help them advance their organizations’ missions. Through its market-leading publications Government Executive, Nextgov, Defense One, and Route Fifty, GEMG reaches nearly two million government influencers nationwide each month across digital, print, and event offerings.


About Government Executive:

Government Executive is the essential information resource for federal government managers. Government Executive’s editorial mission is to cover the business of the federal government and its departments and agencies — dozens of which dwarf the largest institutions in the private sector. Through its award-winning digital coverage and wide array of live and digital events throughout the year, Government Executive aims to provide government agency leaders with the news and resources they need to better serve citizens.


About Nextgov:

Nextgov is the go-to information resource for federal technology decision makers. Nextgov’s editorial mission is to lead the national discussion about how technology and innovation are transforming the way government agencies serve citizens and perform vital functions. Central to this mission is the exploration of emerging technologies and their potential impact on government. Nextgov contributors include influential thinkers across government, academia, and the private sector, providing fresh and provocative insights on key federal IT topics. 


About Defense One:

Defense One is a digital and events media brand informing the U.S. defense and national security leadership community by delivering news, breaking analysis, and ideas on the topics and trends defining the future of defense and national security. Produced by Government Executive Media Group of Atlantic Media, Defense One offers new voices and innovative, fearless commentary while providing national security leaders, influential professionals, stakeholders, and interested citizens across the defense spectrum with the information that they need to know.


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